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Proper grip?

This is a discussion on Proper grip? within the The Classroom forums, part of the Use and Training category; Originally Posted by vaderdaman Your weak hand fingers should all be under the trigger guard and over your strong side fingers. Do a google/youtube search ...

Old 07-13-2012, 09:30 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by vaderdaman View Post
Your weak hand fingers should all be under the trigger guard and over your strong side fingers. Do a google/youtube search and you should see plenty of examples.

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Old 07-13-2012, 09:56 AM   #12
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The reason the index finger on the trigger guard isn't used much any more is that it changes the way the gun recoils.

What the pros say is "Since you can't eliminate recoil you want to control the way it happens." What you want is for the gun to recoil in a straight up and down line so that you can track the gun sights in recoil. If you can watch the front sight go up during recoil and tack it coming down onto the target after recoil you can place a faster follow up shot. The common "thumbs forward" grip used now helps the gun recoil in a straight up and down fashion. Gripping the trigger guard will cause the gun to recoil up and sideways making it harder to track the sights. Which in turn makes follow up shots slower.
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Originally Posted by sschrick View Post
weak hand index finger on front of the trigger guard used to be a commonplace thing. . .it was rather accepted

but now, with thumbs forward and the Travis Haley video above, that location for index finger is not really thought of as most efficient grip these days. . .

Thats how I shot in the military and was never corrected. You will even find a lot of guns are textured there which only serves to help grip it. Took me a long while to lose that force of habit and retrain myself to shoot with this method.
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Glad I found this. Just bought the xd 40 subcompact and have yet to shoot it. Trying to learn as much as I can before shooting. This will definitely help!
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Great vid! Thanks makes a world of difference!
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A video I use for tips for at home practice. I found that while trying to balance the brass I hard...once I get the brass evenly balanced on my front sight it is helpful when at home

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